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should be ready to fly in about 40 days. it looks like mob will keep them warm right there. >> this is a live look on top of that building right there. aren't they in the west. it is thursday, april 5, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. a major development against the jetblue pilot who broke down in mid flight. plus new video in the moments before the passengers tackled him. i'm gayle king. the u.s. puts a bount oat top terror suspect. what do you think he does? he holds a news conference and says come and get me. >> i'm erica woods and tiger woods tees off at the masters today. for the preview, we'll talk to jim nantz in augusta. we begin with today's "eye-opener."
we begin with today's "eye-opener." your world in 90 seconds. captioning funded by cbs this is not the time for president obama's hide and seek campaign. >> obama versus romney is unofficially under way. >> while rick santorum makes a home state stand. >> barack obama referred to this as a place that clings to their guns and their violence. you're damn right, we do. >> you're done. this isn't the scene in the sports drama where the coach gives the inspiring speech. this is the scene where hilary swank hits her head on a stool and never boxes again. >> the judge ordered clayton osbon to undergo a psychiatric examination. >> the kicase takes a turn. >> they think he has a mental disease or defect. >>. the final coroner's report on whitney houston's death says
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they suspect the pilot of jetblue flight 191 has a mental disorder that would make him incompetent to stand trial. >> that raises all kinds of questions over osbon's state of mind before flight 191 each took off. bob orr is in amarillo, texas, this morning, that's where the plane made its emergency landing last week. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to our viewers in the west. jetblue captain clayton osbon is due for a hearing. there is a question whether the criminal case can go forward. prosecutors want clayton osbon to undergo a psychiatric exam to see if he can stand trial. the government suggested osbon's mid-air meltdown may have been triggered by mental illness. now the judge has ordered the pilot be evaluated in a prison hospital to determine if, quote, osbon is presently suffering from a mental disease or detect, rendering him mentally incompetent and if he is unable
to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him. the delay in court proceedings comes as cbs news has obtained new video on jetblue flight 191 before the breakdown. >> it had the makings of completely coming apart. >> president tony antolino took these pictures after he noticed osbon left the calk fit abruptly and began talking. you can see him drinking water. at one point the flight attendant walks away and osbon reaches out to her. >> i wanted to have something captured so that god forbid the phone was found in a field somewhere maybe there would have been some tip, some hint for someone to say, okay, what might have been going on here? >> just moments after these pictures were taken the in-flight crisis erupted. at the urging of the flight crew, passengers tackled osbon. >> jetblue ceo david barringer
says the u.s. will aids on been and his family in whatever their needs may be. >> from our perspective, we're going to be part of the investigation, very supportive of the captain and the family and we'll see what the days ahead lead to. >> reporter: osbon has spent six days in an amarillo hospital and three more days in jail, has entered no plea to the charge that he interfered with a flight crew, but has wife said osbon never intended to cause harm. in a sense doctors will render the first verdict. if they decide osbon is not mentally fit to stand trial, then eventually down the road prosecutors in the case could decide to drop the charges. erica? charlie? >> bob orr, thank you very much. cbs news legal analyst jack ford is with us. what's your assessment of this? your reaction to this? >> not surprised at all at least at this juncture. look, everybody knows what happened. the real question is what's going on in his mind? what's causing all of this to happen? you know, the criminal justice system takes a look at what your intent is at the time. so i think it's not surprising
that everybody's saying, wait a minute. let's slow down a little bit because clearly, he's having problems even assisting his own defense and as a consequence that's not terribly unusual for a court to say let's get an analysis done here to see if we can move forward or not. >> is it as simple as saying you're incompetent to stand trial and you're responsible for your actions. >> the threshold is simply can we move forward with this case? it's a lower standard and you have to show that you understand the nature of the charges against you and you're capable of assisting. the bigger question down the road is are you criminally responsible of the conduct inside the plane at that point in time. that's an insanity defense where you had to prove you didn't understand the nature and consequences of what you were doing or if you did understand them, you had the ability to understand that they were long. >> those are the things moving forward. one thing you haven't talked much about is the impact and we're waiting for that angle,
but the impact on the airline, is there anything legally that any of those passengers have any claim against jetblue? is that something they're concerned about? >> first thing they want to do is they want to get this resolved because they want to make it clear in their mind. they want to show that this was an episode that nobody could have anticipated. sort of an explosive episode that no one saw coming because that would help them in terms of any liability claims against them. >> we were talking briefly before we went on the air, the three of us, as doctors were trying to figure out what happened and what was going on inside. it's likely something medical or something involving mental health, but they need to know that, too before they can let clayton osbon free. >> you have to understand, they're looking at what happened here and they're looking at his background and i'm sure they're saying odds are this is a mental health issue rrth than a criminal issue, but they can't just let him go. they have to keep a hook into him essentially until there's some determination of what
caused this and whether he's under control or not. >> you mentioned there's concern if he's not, the threat to the community, charges aside. >> my guess is if you asked 100 people probably 99 of them they say it has to have been a consequence of mental problems or mental health issues. what's unusual here is the prosecution has joined in with this and said we want to find out if we should move forward. >> is that unusual? >> it's usually the defense that makes that and sometimes the prosecution might object to it, but here they're working together and prosecutors said look, let's get this decided before we go further. >> we turn to politics after a clean sweep in tuesday's republican primary. mitt romney is looking ahead to november. >> romney was in washington wednesday to respond to president obama's first direct attack on him. jan crawford is in washington. good morning. >> good morning, erica. good morning, charlie. he's basically declared victory in the gop race and now we're seeing romney turning his attention as what he sees the
two obstacles in his path, president obama and the press. >> i'm offering a clear choice and a different path, and unlike the president, i have a record that i'm proud to run on. >> reporter: mitt romney's speech to a room full of journalists offered sharp lines of attack against the president and a request for help in keeping mr. obama honest. >> his intent is on hiding. you and i will have to do the seeking. >> reporter: romney said the president would spend the campaign twisting the truth and he pointed to the same stage at the same a.p. forum to open a fierce attack on the proposed republican budget. >> it is thinly veiled social darwinism. it is antitheticcal to the entire history to the land of opportunity and upward mobility for anyone willing to work for it. >> reporter: it had been fodder for reporters and rivals and lamented what he called a new era of journalism that focuses
on style over substance. >> today it's about what brand of jeans i'm wearing or what i had for lunch. i find myself missing the presence of editors to exercise quality control. >> reporter: it is running criticism of the president and the press one rival romney did not mention was rick santorum on the trail in his home state of pennsylvania for what may end up being his last stand. >> i'm asking you to help out a person who has some roots in this neck of the woods. >> reporter: but there is not good news out of pennsylvania for santorum. the latest polls have him trailing romney 42% to 32%. romney has picked up 17 points and santorum has dropped six and that suggests pennsylvania republicans aren't rolling out the welcome mat for their home state guy. they have major doubts about his ability to win that primary and the general election. >> so, jan, if romney gets the nomination as everybody seems to be predicting now, will the santorum supporters be prepared to support him in the general election?
>> oh, i think so, charlie, because what with everyone is excited about in the republican party is beating barack obama. we've got some new polls out that show they're not all excited about mitt romney, only 11% in a recent poll say they're excited if romney is the nominee. 49% say they're satisfied, but what they are motivated about as newt gingrich said last night, getting barack obama out of the white house. gingrich was interested in this last night. we're all going to come together because we may not agree among ourselves and the republican party about who should be the nominee, but we all agree that anyone would be better than the president who is in that white house right now, and i think that's what you're going to see as this primary starts turning into a general election fight over president obama. >> jan crawford, thanks, jan. two important terror suspects are making news. mohammad said, and how a news conference in pakistan just after the u.s. put a $10 million
bounty on his head. he talked to the u.s. saying "i'm here". the pentagon said khalid sheikh muhammad is about to go on trial in the guantanamo naval base and john miller is with us and he worked on these cases as top official with the fbi. welcome. >> good to be here. >> let me go to the case of this $10 million bounty. why now? why this amount? why this bounty? >> well, yesterday u.s. officials were trying to be clear that this is not about -- in response to his news conference, we're trying to be clear this is not about figuring out where he is. we know where he is. we know where he is every day. this is about putting pressure on pakistan. now they said trying to get someone to come forward with the information that would lead to his arrest and conviction. they're looking for witnesses and evidence to connect him to mumbai, but i think this is to put pressure on pakistan to say
if you can't come up with this evidence we'll find the people who can give it to you. >> so if you look at this case now, is it likely because of the tension between the u.s. and pakistan that they will be able -- they will be responding to this effort by the united states? >> well, pakistan responded yesterday by surrounding said's house with khalid's guards to give him security, i guess from their expectation of a visit from navy s.e.a.l.s. he's quite a remarkable figure within this world. he's the founder of the group which is responsible for the mumbai attacks. that group has been called the next al qaeda. it's better organized and better funded and more sophisticated than al qaeda and the mumbai attack is the case with along with 166 people, 365 wounded, six of the dead were americans which from a legal standpoint the u.s. says that's a criminal charge that should be tried here. >> there's also the story of
khalid sheikh muhammad, the mastermind of the september 11th attacks and four others who will be tried in a military court in guantanamo. what's your thinking on that? >> well, to some extent this is going to be a bit of kabuki theater because khalid sheikh muhammad or ksm as he's known, has admitted to the charges and he's made statements promoting himself as the mastermind. he says he wants to be executed because he believes it will make him a martyr so that will be kind of what he's looking for. the u.s. needs this as a part of processing. they'll have a trial and they need to sentence him to life or death, but he will look to this as a platform. >> he's admitted that he killed danny pearl. >> he has admitted to being the one who beheaded danny pearl which was a claim that was looked at with skepticism and forensic intelligence has told us he's right about that. >> good for you to be here.
the next time you go to the doctor you may get fewer tests and treatments. nine medical societies representing 375,000 doctorses called for much less routine testing of patients. >> they specifically listed 45 procedures they say are overused. among them, ekgs during routine physicals, mris for back pain, cat scans for fainting joining us now, we should point out you were a general internist for 30 years. why now and why these tests? >> well, because we've got a health care system that's costing us a fortune and it's devastating some consumers who have serious health problems, and when you're hearing that 30% of what we're doing may be unnecessary we feel fortunate to be partnering with these nine organization of physicians to try and do something about that
by getting doctors and patients to do something. >> as you know, doctors fear malpractice lawsuits and one of the reasons some doctors say they ordered tests up is because they don't want to be sued and they want to protect themselves even though they may have some questions as to whether it's necessary. >> well, that's a factor. there's no question about it, but realize that these are tests and treatments that are only not needed, but in some cases may do harm, so it's working both ways here. >> they cause anxiety and stress? >> harm because they find things that aren't there. additional tests and treatments are done and you find out that, well, gee, they didn't really have this problem to begin with. >> so then do you believe -- so do you believe that some of these tests are actually inaccurate? >> no, the tests are accurate, but realize a test could be 99%
accurate, but that 1% if you're doing it on people who don't need it in the first place, that 1% can suffer and that's what's happening. >> at the core of this, though, is this question. are doctors suggesting patients take tests because they want to make money or because they believe the tests are not necessary? what's the reason a doctor would do this? >> well, malpractice, money, advertisement and promotion that confuses everybody, those are all factors. they're a shared responsibility here. consumers, many of whom are misinformed by advertising and promotion are coming and asking for tests and treatment that they don't need. >> if a patient asks for a test? >> we think the responsibility is to sit down, look that patient in the eye and say i need to have a serious conversation with you. my professional society, consumer organizations like consumer reports and aarp say
you need to do some thinking about this, this test and this treatment may not be needed in your case. >> thank you, dr. santo. >> thank you. it is time to show you the morning headlines from around the globe. "the seattle times" reports on worker stress. some of the workers in amazon's warehouses say they're pushed to the limit to fill orders. three former workers were told to manage injuries so they would not have to be reported to the government. amazon says its safety record is better than most of its competitors. "the l.a. times" has whitney houston's autopsy report. reporters say she drowned in a bathtub so hot that she had burns on her body. cocaine and drug paraphernalia were found nearby. heart disease and cocaine use are contributors to houston's death. it is so high that it will take y
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>> right here. that was your question. i don't remember mccain saying that. >> he gave a little laugh. he had a good time. >> the masters is unique. it is the >> it is 7:26 a.m. let's get to caught up with the bay area had lines. the oikos university administrator that thought that she was the main target in a murder spree may not have been after all. the oakland police chief said the killer was apparently targetting a difference administrator at the school. neither woman was injured. the search for sierra lamar expanded today. santa clara county authorities will check out gilroy and san martin for possible evidence. republican presidents hopeful ron paul in the bay area today, he will be at a private fund- raiser here in san fransisco and then tonight he'll speak at uc- berkeley. that is a free event of.
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>> good morning, we have what sounds like a bad accident on northbound 680, a car is stopped under a big break. so there is an accident there blocking at least one lane. not much slowing behind it but i am sure there is at least a minor back up. the northbound lanes of 680 by crow canyon road. it was down 580 some bright lights coming out of the altamont pass. a drive time of 2 to 1 minutes, over all traffic patterns lighter than normal pick at the bay bridge. backed up for a 10 minute wait. that is traffic, for your forecast, here is lawrence. >> looking good outside, outside is cold. temperatures running in the '30's and '40's but it looks like mostly clear skies. a few clouds popping up on the mountaintops. '30's and '40's now, but the
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>> we brought you a remarkable story after a grandmother had to pland a plane after her husband lost consciousness and died. >> tapes show how amazingly calm she was. >> 80-year-old helen collins face ad harrowing situation. she hadn't flown an airplane in over 30 years and now over wisconsin he had had to take controls in mid-flight. it was a nightmare scenario. helen collins john had a heart attack and slumped over in the pilot seat as they flew in a small cessna. helen took the controls and called 911 for help. a veteran flight instructor
coached helen and her husband to the runway. >> hell of a flibs. >> it sound like you're doing great. you don't ever want the airspace to get below 100. you probably know that, right? >> up in the air robert coached helen through practice runs. >> pitch up. pitch up pitch up. you're turning too sharp. fly shout. keep going south of the airport. >> i'm getting all these instructions and i'm not paying attention to where i'm flying. >> i'll join up with you in to minutes. >> hurry up. >> flying in formation robert was able to give helen detailed instructions. >> pull up on the power a little bit. same amount of movement as you did move. >> you want me to put more flaps down. >> once you put the power up. put another notch of flaps down. you might have to turn back. >> helen headed in for an emergency landing. after the land bounced skidding across a grassy area the front
landing gear collapsed and the plane stopped. its nose smack into the ground. >> what's amazing about this story, hemingway said courage is grace under stress. she's remarkable. >> you know, i'm sure you've done this yourself, you sit on a small plane and think if something happened to the pilot could i fly it and do it. when i think about the answer, it's always no. >> but she had, as you mentioned, she had flown a plane in the past. it had been 30 years and we know how much time this couple seemed to be flying to visit family and friends. so that must have helped. >> they used to do these angel flights when somebody needs medical attention they would fly them for free. john would fly and she would often make meals on the plane. she has a cracked vertebrae. >> tell us about him.
>> and he was wonderful man. spent, you know, a lot of his life, obviously, doing this sort of these angel flights but he was pronounced dead and he died behind the controls. >> wow. >> thank you. the drones that you've heard so much about that's been effective in fighting terrorism overseas. they are coming here to america. we'll take a look at why and what it means for your privacy. this is cbs "this morning". living with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ...could mean living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you... ...with humira. for many adults with moderate to severe ra,... ...humira's proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, blood, liver, and nervous system problems,...
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a key weapon overseas in the hunt for terrorists. now they are coming here. >> president obama signed a bill that opens u.s. air space to thousands of these unmanned aircraft. jeff glor has been looking into it for us and he joins us for more. good morning. >> good morning. drones are where personal computers were in the early '80s. about to be part of our everyday lives. the question is, are we ready? >> reporter: they come in just about any size you want. as large as a passenger plane, as small as a hummingbird. unmanned aerial vehicles, as most people know them, drones. >> there's no stopping this technology. anyone who thinks they can put this genie back in the box, that's silliness. >> reporter: peter singer, a military expert and perhaps the country's foremost authority on drones has watched them dramatically alter the american battlefield overseas. and he says they're about to
become the next big thing at home. >> their technologies not only give you capabilities you couldn't have imagined a generation earlier, but also technologies that cause questions, that you are asking yourself a generation earlier. >> reporter: this is lakota, north dakota, sparsely populated but heavily debated. this is the first known site a drone was used to dough mess a citizen. a rancher accused of refusing to return a herd of cows that wandered onto his land. when police tried to move in, the family allegedly greeted them with loaded weapons. you think this was an easy call. so sergeant bill mackey, who runs the s.w.a.t. team in nearby grand forks, called in reinforcements. specifically, a predator drone, a massive aircraft that up until now most people associate with hell fire missiles and terrorist strikes.
>> this was a dispute over cattle and a predator drone was called in. too much? >> i can't get into what the dispute was over. what i can tell you is the s.w.a.t. team wasn't there over a property dispute. the s.w.a.t. team was called out to render assistance, reference armed subjects, and using unmanned aerial vehicle, seemed appropriate in this instance. >> reporter: research lawyer is looking at challenging the drone use, a potential test case for the rest of the country because the rest of the country is about to get a lot more of them. everyone wants an eye in the sky. real estate agents to view properties, farmers to find thirsty crops, energy companies to build pipelines, and local police departments want to launch neighborhood surveillance flights for hard to find criminals. you think the faa was dragging its feet? >> no question about it. that's why we acted.
>> reporter: they just passed legislation the faa estimates will put 10,000 drones in the sky by 2017. the catch -- >> the issues involved with robotics go well beyond safety. >> reporter: singers while legislation did put in place rules to prevent drones from colliding with jets, it did little clarify who can operate them and who can be watched. >> that drone is not just what's happening at that specific scene. it's picking up everything else that's going on. basically, it's sort of recording footage from a lot of people that it didn't have their approval to record footage. >> you're sitting in your backyard in florida on a weekend, you see a drone flying overhead. that concern you? >> well, it might. i think it would be like everyone else concerned about aircraft coming close to my property and invading it from
above. >> reporter: right now should people be worried that big brother's coming to watch them? >> well, there's always that concern but there are means of tracking folks through their cell phones, their computer usage. we live in a new age. >>. >> reporter: this is where they get made? >> the factory. >> reporter: aero environment is where 90% of the military small drones are made. it's a factory floor we needed defense department clearance to enter. drones for local police departments, next big market. does the average person understand how much these can see right now? >> the average person probably doesn't even realize that these small backpackable systems are used as extensively as they have been. >> reporter: steve gave us a tour. and a rare infield demonstration. this is the raven. how heavy is this? >> with that camera it's about 4 1/2 pounds.
>> reporter: and four feet wide. what it lacks in size it makes up for in camera quality. just looking at it like this, right? >> yes. witch right here steers the camera around, wherever you want to look, look left, a little to the left. >> reporter: so you can take a look and see some contents in the back of that truck. doesn't miss much, does it? >> it's pretty good. >> people are going to use it for both good and bad. it's going to raise incredible new opportunities, but also incredible new challenges. >> reporte: singer believes that for every local police department trying to keep people safe, a less well intentioned operator may be intent to using drones for no good. right now there's little to prevent either side from doing whatever they want. >> like it or not, unmanned systems are the future. unfortunately, we're really not ready for them.
and everything from our policies to our laws to the deep, deep ethical questions. >> this is one of those classic cases, good and bad. science will not be stopped. >> as we said in the beginning, it's where personal computers were about 30 years ago, the horseless carriage was in 1910. nobody knew what was going to happen. we just knew it was going to happen. and the question is, as we sat here, are we ready and how do we accommodate for what's about to happen? >> beyond that, who gets them? >> well, primarily at first it's going to be local law enforcement. they want these because they want to spend, let's say, $50,000 on a drone instead of spending $50,000 on a cruiser. so, they can help in some of these missions. and then finding someone who might be miss
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>> we're following a couple of accidents including this one on 680 near crow canyon. still blocking one lane and we're seeing slowing behind it. a car was stuck underneath a big rig, they're trying to clear it out right now but expect slower speeds. also a problem eastbound 237 around the lawrence expressway. it sounds like the managers cleared the accident to the shoulder but they may need to close at off ramps. was down 237 also slow. the rest of the bay area moving at top speeds across the san mateo bridge, an oakland pretty quiet near downtown. >> a little chilly outside right now with skies mostly clear. a few patches of clouds, otherwise we're looking good at mt. diablo. plenty of sunshine in most spots although there is still a slight chance to see a few showers popping up over the mountain tops this afternoon. '30's and 40's right now, expect
pretty music. augusta national golf course on the first day of the masters. 8:00, welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm thinking, charlie, you might feel a little tingly today. >> i am. i love that song because it reminds you that golf is back. >> and you love golf so much. >> the story has so much meaning. tiger woods is back, rory, the competition -- young players coming up. it's going to be a great weekend of golf. >> we'll be talking to jim nantz later on. i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. a fascinating new report in "time" magazine reveals the united states, the united states is the world's top exporter of something you would not expect.
>> it is sperm, of all things. the story called "frozen assets" raises many questions about the booming business of sperm banks jeffrey edited the story. it's a fascinating read. not something i would have imagined we would be talking about but america is, in fact, the gold standard of sperm. >> absolutely. >> how? why? >> well, as with any other good product, the two keys are quality control and versatility, variety of product. we have very, very strict fda controls on how -- who can donate and how heavily they have have to be screened. we also have a multiethnic population which means we're very appealing to the world because people can come in from japan, from brazil, anywhere else and find a genetically ethnically matching baby. >> do you have another word for sperm? i've been thinking -- >> exosensual essence. >> oh, wow.
>> it's the image it conjures up. i'm going to grade school with cartoon characters swimming around. >> with a smiley face. what surprised me about this when i first saw what this story was, rather than the fact they had better standards, i thought somehow there was some exceptional thing about american sperm. >> well, we would like to think that. >> that's not it, though. it's better standards. >> yeah. it's not reproductive exceptionalism. it's simply we control the industry better. apparently we have a great many enthusiastic donors. >> and it's very lucrative. >> men are paid, again, based on quality, so a man of a certain height with a certain level of health with a ph.d. can make $500 per -- >> tall, smart man. >> the cut off is 5'9" so i've been disqualified. >> it does raise a number of issues. we've seen come to light over the last few years. children who want to know who the sperm donor was. >> sure, sure.
>> and then go off and find that person who may or may not want to be found. that raises legal questions. >> sure. >> when a man donates sperm, is there a document that he can sign that says, even if some kid comes looking for me, i don't want to be held financially responsible, i needed 50 bucks, don't come calling after that? >> absolutely. there's a document that that man can sign, and it is enforceable only between him and the sperm clinic, though. it's completely unenforceable in any domestic court.
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the most famous tournament in golf the masters is under way this morning in augusta, georgia. just a short time ago they held the honorary ceremony featuring the big three, arnold palmer, jack laws and gary player. [ applause ] good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i'm billy paine chairman of augusta golf club and welcome to the 76 playing of the masters golf tournament. and first on the tee i would
yes, sir, yes, sir. well played, arnold. next and for the first time we welcome from south africa golf's greatest international ambassador, a three-time masters champion who played and competed in a record 52 masters tournaments from 1952 to 2009, ladies and gentlemen please welcome mr. gary player. [ applause ] gary, the tee is yours. ♪
♪ [ applause ] >> wow! ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 masters has now officially begun. have fun. >> for the 25th consecutive year, jim nantz will host masters coverage for cbs news. he's with us now from augusta national golf club. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. what a start it was to this tournament, as you just saw. so much emotion in the air with jack and ernie and all three, just a beautiful morning here. we're concerned there might be severe weather in the afternoon, so those going off early, i think, have the better end of the deal and better scoring conditions because we might not see some of these guys really get their first round completed
until tomorrow when it's going to be cold and windy here. >> gayle king and erica hill join me in much anticipation of this year's masters. >> jim, i just have to ask you, are you as excited as charlie? erica, i have not seen charlie rose -- >> i don't think i have either. >> jim, if you could have been in the studio. he's applauding -- >> reporter: i can hear it. >> he's applauding with everything. are you as excited as he is to this game? >> more, i can tell you more. >> reporter: the lead to the piece, it sounded like sunday at the masters. if i could replicate that. maybe you should come down and do our opening. >> if that's an offer, this is an acceptance. >> reporter: this was poetry. >> charlie has to leave now to get on a plane, jim. >> reporter: come on down. >> a couple things before we start and talk about this particular year. what's the magic of the masters? why is it by so many people viewed as the great one in terms of golf tournaments? >> reporter: i just think
there's been, again, every year since 1934, this has been the side of the masters tournament, not a major championship that moves around, rotates, comes back every six or seven years like the other three majors. they're not held at the same site every year. and then all the history, every single hole here has its own portfolio of magical moments. people know, they're familiar with the golf course when they're watching at home. the timing's just right, it's springtime, it just feels good. we've waited eight months since the last major was contested, the pga championship. this year in particular, everybody's coming in here on go, from tiger right on through the other upper echelon players, all ready to make a run at the green jacket. >> let's talk about tiger. are people really excited to see him? what's the word about tiger woods being there? >> reporter: he won arnold palmer's event at bay hills, which was his first official win in some 2 1/2 years. he hasn't won a major championship since 2008. but i think most people would
say that his game is in the kind of shape right now that this is his best opportunity to win a major in four years. i think he's more primed, more confident right now. his game more, you know, physically just right where it needs to be. the shots are there. just a matter of him coming out here and executing and seeing what he can do. still takes a lot to win. you still need some great things to happen. you still need to hole a shot from a fairway or make a 40-foot putt. he's not the only guy coming with his game in top shape. >> what about rory mcilroy. >> reporter: good question. just a 22-year-old kid, reigning united states open champion, dusted the field last summer, winning by eight shots. he has the potential to really take golf by the reins here and be the dominant player for the next ten years. he had this tournament last year through 54 holes. he was 4 shots up, had a sunday meltdown, shot 80. and then the way he conducted himself after that was really
horrific final day was still so gracious in defeat and came back and won, as i mentioned, a couple months later at the u.s. open. this kid is the next great thing, if you don't consider him already to be the next great thing. he's an awesomely talented kid who could very well be the winner here come sunday afternoon. >> there's another name we always add to the mix at the masters, phil mickelson. how is he set up for this one? >> reporter: well, look, phil's won here three times. he won in 2004, 2006, 2010. only on even number years, charlie. now, i don't know if you notice that in that clip you ran a minute ago, but this is to me, this tells a lot about phil mickelson. he was on that tee a few minutes ago for the shots. in his green jacket. now, consider his tee time today is at 2:30. he is in the last group out in the first round. some seven hours away. and he was out here to watch them play. otherwise he would have come out here maybe five hours later. but here he was to see the first shot, the appreciation he has
for the men who really popularized this sport around the world. i thought it was a neat thing. i've never missed the opening shots in my 27 years of coming to augusta. it was really neat to see phil mickelson come out here on a day of competition to support those three men. >> and before you go, jim, erica, do you like golf? >> i actually do like watching it. my husband is a golfer. i'm not. but i actually like watching it. >> i have to say my eyes glaze over with golf. for those who really love the game, taking the masters out of it, charlie, why do you love this game so much? they say it's about hitting the ball, nothing like hitting the ball. what is it about the game you love so much? >> for one thing, it's very difficult. that's number one. number two, each green is different. each green offers you unique challenges to you, the approach. it's also green grass, blue skies, sand, water. what do you like? >> four hours to yourself out there? >> and it's a great game for camaraderie among friends.
>> reporter: let me pitch in and answer, gayle. in tennis, every tennis court basically is the same. sure, the surface can be different. it can be grass, it can be clay, but if you've got a tennis tournament going on in hawaii, if you frame it up for the television audience, even if you're on the court competing, it may look identical to being at wimbledon. >> yeah. >> reporter: by and large. sure, the surface is different but dynamics are the same. no two golf courses are the same. and it takes you to some of the most beautiful spots in the world. it's an international sport. it connects the on world. we love nfl and baseball -- >> jim, i have to break you -- >> reporter: i got you. we'll see you this weekend. >> happy for you, jim. it's great to see. 27 years jim nantz has been there. cbs will have the final two rounds of the masters live from augusta national. cbs sports coverage begins at 3:30 eastern time on saturday and on sunday. final round coverage at 2:00. le.
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>> good morning. let's get you caught up with some of the headlines. the man suspected in the san francisco mass murder is due in court 30 minutes from now. bihn thai luc will be arraigned on charges connected to last month's killings of five people. another search for the missing morgan hill teenager's starts this morning at 9:00. sierra lamar last seen three weeks ago, today it deputies are focusing on areas near san martin and gilroy. it will be looking for a possible crime scene and evidence. the san francisco 49ers may have been on the hit list in the new orleans saints bounty scandal. new locker room audio has been
four different incidents including one on northbound 280 by the 880 interchange. also, north down 880 through san jose all the way to santa clara. near the colosseum, some brake lights towards the downtown oakland exits'. traffic is nice and white at the golden gate bridge. that is traffic, here is a lawrence >> mostly clear out there right now, cool and breezy as we get to the afternoon. out towards ocean beach, looking good there, temperature's staying on the cool side. we have thirties' in the valleys. forties' inside the bay and out towards the coast. this afternoon the cold breeze will be picking up this afternoon and it will feel chilly at the beaches, only mid- 50s. 50s and 60s in the day.
>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." thank you, craig. as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reasons to make a long story short. we all know this one. the dog ate my homework. how about the dog ate my masters tickets? it's true. happened in "britain's daily mail." he was stunned to find his dog ate his four highly coveted tickets. he got the tickets back, taped them up, proved that, yes, a dog ate them and now the masters is giving him four new copies. >> cleaned them off first before sending them. "the wall street journal" reports google glasses made their debut yesterday. the high-tech eyewear allows users to see messages, maps and chats before your very eyes. it's not clear if they are going to sell the glasses. they were called project glass but one headline called them an iphone user.
>> cha-ching. >> prevention.com says try staring at something green for a few seconds. a german study found people who looked at green screen before creativity tests scored 20% higher than people who saw a white screen. the explanation? we associate green with growth and development. hello to you, erica hill. >> hi. i'm here to inspire. the san antonio business journal reports walmart is looking for the next big innovation. holding an online competition called get on the shelf contests. entry to far include a doggy dickey to keep your pet's neck warm and lip lids to keep you from spilling your drink. the winner will be sold on walmart's website. "the huffington post" shows how twitter saved a couple's we hadding in britain six weeks before their big day. the wedding venue closed taking their $7,000 deposit with it. hate when that happens. in desperation, lauren tweeted, help needed with aspects of our wedding after venue goes bust. the response was overwhelming.
people donated, i like this, everything from jewelry to a wedding cake. this week they shared the video of their dream wedding. nice. >> "usa today" reports burger king is apologizing to mary j. blige. the new chicken snap wraps made with fried chicken and those in the black community said it echoed of old stereotypes and burger king withdrew the ad saying it's not finished. >> that's silly because people i know, black and white, like fried chicken. silly. >> take that. jeff goldblum has delighted us in many well known movies and one that made us in particular really laugh "morning glory." >> so you're a fan of our morning program? >> oh, yeah. i think it has so many -- >> yeah, yeah, we know it's terrible. perpetually in fourth place behind "today" show, cbs.
last year the cbs team wore hats that said, at least we're not day break. >> jeff has taken over the lead in seminar on broadway playing a super critical writing teacher. we are that other thing on cbs, whatever that's called. it's called "cbs this morning." say it with me this morning. >> "cbs this morning." "cbs this morning." >> very nice. tell all your friends. >> it's your new favorite morning show. erica and i went to see you yesterday. did you see us? we were waving at you. you ignored us. >> where were you? thank you for coming to see me. >> on the left-hand side. we were cheering you on. let me tell you this about your play. there was a lot of boinking. >> boinking? >> you know what it is. and also a lot of thinking. it's a very smart play and you play a very unlikable character in the beginning. how do you describe him? >> well, maybe unlikable. yes, we may jump to conclusions about him as students do.
i play teacher involved in creative writing teaching at one of the kids' apartments on the upper west side in new york. over the course of ten weeks they paid me $5,000 apiece to teach them how to write fiction. i'm one of these -- i'm very passionate. finally, a very good teacher and a very good guy, possessed honesty, authenticity, soulfulness but at the beginning i teach in such a way that's rough. these are people who want to be involved in creative things. that means that they have to be -- bring all of themselves to it and learn quick and hard lessons. so i rip band-aids off psychologically and ego wise and much suffering and gnashing of teeth. >> it was fun to watch. >> it is very raw. it's a thinking play, like gayle said. >> smart. >> very smart. so well written.
but it's really engaging and very funny. a lot of these stereotypes that people can relate to. you don't have to be living in new york, obviously. you really see a lot of these things but you're also a teacher in other aspects of your life when you're not doing the acting thing. what kind of a teacher are you? >> i love to teach. in fact, it's humbling and educational for me. i've taught for the last 20, 30 years. whenever i'm not teaching, i teach acting. it keeps evolving the way his character is, but i'm a very passionate teacher. i love to do it. i had great teachers myself, sanford meissner, william, a brilliant teacher and i wanted to do acting very badly. i was given a gift of passion early on. in high school i would write on my shower door when it was steaming, i would write, please, god, let me be an actor, and then wipe it off. i know about passion and how arts can change your life.
but what it takes to do it. i'm a tough -- i can be a tough teacher. anyway, it gets my blood boiling when i teach. i'm very stimulated and hope stimulating and it's healthy for me, too. you know, in contrast acting where you're trying to put your best foot forward and my ego is a little involved in it. acting, what they think of me and all that. acting is automatically for me a very healthy, what can i do to help them? >> but you clearly, jeff, still have passion for the craft. listen, i've been smitten with you for a long time. you totally freaked me out with the fly. took me a long time. but you still remain an enigma to a lot of people. it was written you described yourself as a weird gentleman. do you feel that about yourself? i would have said eccentric, quirky. weird sounds not so good. >> no. i don't know how that came out. >> that's what i'm asking. it was quoted that's what you said about yourself. i said, i bet he never describes
himself that way. >> i don't think i said that. >> you seem very mysterious. you have a way of being sarcastic and also very smart at the same time. >> yeah? >> i think so. don't you? i can see how people could get that, you know. i don't know. you know, this great teacher, sanford, encouraged us to be unlike anybody else. encouraged us to find our voices loo like this guy is telling his students to be. you know, don't copy anybody else, he said. we encouraged you to be original -- >> there is nobody like you. in all the good ways. >> you're so sweet. >> what do you like about it after all this time? why do you still like it, the job you do? >> that's a good question. i love it more than ever. it can be scary -- well, you know, working with people, with terrific people, like theresa with this material. people who are -- >> who wrote this play. >> that's right. she's brilliant. it's brilliant about the human adventure.
that interests me a lot. and you have to get involved in it from the inside-out. and it's a very soulful and humanizing endeavor. once it -- more clearly than ever when it's stripped of, you know, gee, what can i do? where am i going? i don't have anything to prove particularly or place to go, i'm doing it more for the joy of doing it, which i always did, but even now more clearly and strongly than ever. that's what i like. but it's still scary. you work with great people, sam gold is the director of this. one of the rare, brilliant people now working in theater. very stimulating. great to do. justin long, jerry -- >> a fantastic cast. >> fantastic cast. >> can we wrap this -- >> it's the most fun i can have. >> we have to go. but i want people to know that you're in love. i like it when people come in and they're in love. >> i am. that's true. >> she's a nice person. >> oh, she's so sweet. it's early. she's sleeping now. emily livingston.
very beautiful -- you have a picture. very sweet. >> she's a gem nast. >> she limber. >> she was team canada for rhythmic "gm ii rhythmics. >> have you tried the trapeze? >> we went there. she got me on a flying trapeze thing. have you ever done that? >> no. >> it's scary. >> fantastic? >> it was fantastic but scary, just like everything worth while. >> continued success to you. >> thank you. and to you. so nice to see. >> you what's the name of the show you're on this morning? cbs -- >> "cbs this morning." >> thank you, jeff. >> thank you so much. >> jeff goldblum you can see him in "seminar" on broadway right
by the way, it's official. i can't have children. >> after seven years playing debbie downer and other characters on "saturday night live," rachel, upbeat attitude these days. >> she's had a few surprises, bad and good on snl in her new memoir "girl walks into a bar." love that. comedy, calamities and midlife
miracle. hello. how many people walk up to you and say, hi, wa, wa. does it get old? >> i don't mind it. people are always nice about it. i'm fine with it. >> you know what's bad about it? i've been doing debbie downer for so long. when you have a conversation i say, won't be debbie downer. i thought i had made it up. i forgot that you're the one that started that. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. here you are, snl, you write in your book, i love the title "girl walks into a bar" that snl is the best job you can have as a comedian because you look back on those days -- >> it's the dream job. you can't believe you're there. i was on it for seven years. i would still walk around like, i'm on "saturday night live." i had pinch-me moments after seven years. >> you heard the news today -- or did you hear -- >> what? >> that jason -- >> i wondered if that was true or not. >> it's unconfirmed, speculation they may be leaving. would that surprise you?
do you think everybody has a time when you go, okay, that's enough? >> you can't stay there forever, you know, have you to go at some point. i'm sure you're never quite ready to go but have you to kick yourself out of the nest, yeah. >> it's not easy to kick yourself out. >> right. >> we have to talk to you about "the girl walks into a bar" which got you to your last title "midlife miracle." i love the story how you became a mom and how you embraced your little man eli and everything that got you there. boy, what a shocker for you, huh? >> total shocker. >> you did walk into a bar and meet the father of your child. >> i did walk into a bar, yeah. after all the trivials. well, i was 41, 42, i was thinking i didn't want to have a child on my own so i was sort of letting go of the idea of having kids. it's official, i can't have children. to quote debbie downer. so, i started letting go of the idea. but then at age almost 44 i kind
of got surprised pregnant. so, it was sort of -- i don't know, a big unexpected life twist. >> it's the best. >> no, i'm so happy. >> after snl people think, okay, what do you do want to do next? you could write your own ticket, go anywhere. you very candidly write in the book you're not working as much as you want. you say you spend a lot of days watching dr. phil, me too, judge mathis -- >> that was before. >> before the baby. >> before the baby. >> but, yeah -- >> and an agent calls me and he says, rachel, great news you're offered parts like -- >> like a 55-year-old obese lesbian is often the part i'm offered. i was getting a lot of stuff like that. and there's not a lot of call for that in hollywood. there weren't a lot of those jobs coming. but, you know, after you're done with snl you think, movies, and then it was a little plateau there. so i was spending a lot of frittering away a lot of time so
that's when i decided to start writing. i didn't know it was going to be a book. i started writing these stories up. i didn't know where it was going. i didn't know i was going to have a baby later so it was a big plot twist for me and the book. >> in your book you said, if you saw me walking down the street you wouldn't point at me and recoil but by hollywood standards i'm a troll, ogre, woodland creature or mainly a lesbian. i didn't like that part. i didn't like you saying it. >> i felt i had to address it because i don't think that about myself but this is like what i was seeing as -- in the whole hollywood -- >> but that's not how you see yourself? >> no. in real life i'm gorgeous, beautiful -- >> i was going to say. so, you did the pilot for "30 rock" as jenna. >> yes. >> who people now know jenna as -- >> jane. >> when this happened -- did it cause any tension between you and tina fey? >> she worked there for so long, when i got that call, i got it because the part was -- you
know, now we all know it as jane and how she's created it but this diva. in the pilot i was supposed to be seducing alec baldwin and i was like, this isn't my thing. i wasn't too shocked. and then the little character parts. i thought, great. then what happened is it got picked up by all these media thing. it just became very public. so, that was sort of like more of the stigma than actually -- because we're so used to -- once you're an actor for this long, you're used to show biz and ups and downs. >> i love when you said, we're going in another direction and second line is, away from you, because i've had those moments, too. as we sit here today, he eli's moment, and john the significant other in your life, you're feeling what? you want to do what? >> oh, feeling good. want to -- >> feeling good. >> i don't know. well, i want to do what? i actually just got a pilot after all my lamenting of the work thing. >> congratulations. >> so, we'll see if it gets picked up.
written by carrie, who wrote "new adventures of old christine." >> congratulations. >> thank you, thank you. >> nice to have you here. >> thanks. >> "girl walks into a bar" is available in bookstores and online and definitely worth your time. if you're wondering where charlie has been, he's already watching golf. there he is right there. calling you out, rose. >> charlie has left the building. >> we'll be right back. >> "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,
world series for the first time in, get this, 104 years. long suffering, cubs fans. >> they're starting out well. they're undefeated today. >> hope springs eternal in chicago for the long-suffering cub fans. do you like baseball? you don't like golf. >> i love basketball. basketball is my game. i was surprised. i thought, well, maybe you'd take half the day off or you wouldn't be here by the end of the broadcast. >> you thought that? >> i did think that. i can't emphasize enough to you tv people how excited charlie rose was talking about the golf, watching the golf -- >> we did that piece on the legends and the first tee this morning. and through it all, gayle and i were listening to him. you really put on your jim nantz -- watch this, watch this shot. after this, you're going to see that he does this. and you applaud it -- >> i was like, what are we watching? are you going to augusta? >> i don't know. i'm thinking about it.
>> good morning. the man accused in a deadly shooting rampage at an oakland college will be back in court on april 30th. he was officially charged yesterday with seven counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, he did not enter a plea. republican presidential hopeful ron paul is stumping for cash in the bay area this morning. he is set to attend a private fund-raiser in san francisco a couple of hours from now. he will speak at 7:00 tonight at uc-berkeley. look at these new baby chicks in the san francisco financial district, for falcon chicks
hatched over the week and they are nesting on top of the pg&e building. experts say the new checks should be ready to fly in about 40 days or so. >> a goodday to take flight around the bay area, a little bit cool if you are headed out the door. mostly clear skies. temperatures as we head to the afternoon will stay cool and it will be breezy outside as well, especially towards the coast line. 55 degrees in pacifica. low sixties in the warm response inland. the next few days we have high pressure that will build in tomorrow and bring some dry weather. warmer temperatures through saturday, cooling off on sunday with a slight chance of showers late in the day.
>> welcome back. so far we have seen a lot of incidents across the south bay. chp is working on a new one that just happened on southbound 280 by saratoga. elsewhere, the san mateo bridge, traffic actually looks great in either direction. just about 10 minutes ago they went ahead and cancel the wind